Levi Strauss appoints new CFO

The denim biggie announces the appointment of Harmit Singh as its Global CFO.

Levi Strauss & Co, the denim biggie, announces the appointment of Harmit Singh as its Global Chief Financial Officer, making him the second Indian on the denim major’s leadership team after Chief Human Resource Officer Varun Bhatia.

Before Levi Strauss, Harmit was the CFO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He will take up his new role on January 16.

“Harmit has extensive experience in developing and implementing growth strategies for companies that serve consumers around the globe,” Chip Bergh, president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co, said in a statement. “His combination of financial and operational expertise, global experience and deep understanding of Asia will make him a strong addition to our leadership team at Levi Strauss & Co.”

Singh, an alumni of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, has almost 30 years of working experience that includes more than a decade at Yum! Brands and eight years at American Express India.